Definitions for sgraffitoskrɑˈfi toʊ; It. zgrɑfˈfi tɔ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sgraf•fi•to*skrɑˈfi toʊ; It. zgrɑfˈfi tɔ(n.)(pl.)-ti
a technique of ornamentation in which a surface layer of paint, plaster, slip, etc., is incised to reveal a ground of contrasting color.
Category: Fine Arts
an object, esp. pottery, decorated by this technique.
Ref: Compare graffito.
Origin of sgraffito:
1720–30; < It, ptp. of sgraffire to do sgraffito work; see ex1, graffito
a ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground
A technique in ceramics, art and wall design, where the top layer of pigment or slip is scratched through to reveal an underlying layer.
Origin: Borrowed from the Italian, which derives from the graphein, meaning "to write or scratch."
scratched; -- said of decorative painting of a certain style, in which a white overland surface is cut or scratched through, so as to form the design from a dark ground underneath
Sgraffito is a technique either of wall decor, produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors to a moistened surface, or in ceramics, by applying to an unfired ceramic body two successive layers of contrasting slip, and then in either case scratching so as to produce an outline drawing.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a decorative wall painting, produced by layers of plaster applied to a moistened surface and afterwards operated on so as to produce a picture.
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